Fondazione Pirelli


4. The Life of Alberto Pirelli (1882-1971)Politics through Economics

Having become at an early age, with his brother Piero, part of the management of Pirelli & C. founded by his father, Giovan Battista, Alberto Pirelli was to lead the company for many years, effectively contributing to its broad expansion.

A major participant in the economic and political life of his time, his intensive career was linked to the two World Wars and to the overwhelming political and economic events which left a deep mark on those years and which saw him as a sophisticated lead player on a global scale in diplomacy, finance and business.

Vita di Alberto Pirelli (1882-1971)
La politica attraverso l'economia

Nicola Tranfaglia, published by Einaudi, 2010